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GOP kept state rep’s coronavirus infection a secret and let him keep working without a mask

May 28th, 2020

A Pennsylvania state lawmaker tested positive for coronavirus but kept it a secret from some colleagues.  Representative Andrew Lewis also allegedly told his GOP colleagues about the diagnosis but Republicans chose not to relay that information to the Democrats they work closely with. At least four other state lawmakers have self-quarantined due to their exposure …

Verizon granted injunction against picketers in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware

August 15th, 2011

Courts in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware have granted Verizon Communications injunctions against striking union workers who are picketing outside of its corporate offices and retail locations. Specifically, the injunctions are against members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Last week, Verizon filed lawsuits against the Communications Workers of America in New …

Nine states subpoena Sprint over opposition to AT&T’s T-Mobile acquisition

July 12th, 2011

Sprint has received subpoenas from Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington regarding its opposition of AT&T’s planned $39 billion T-Mobile USA acquisition, Reuters reported on Tuesday. The U.S. Department of Justice’s antitrust division also issued a subpoena. Sprint has been a staunch opponent of the deal and its CEO Dan …

T-Mobile adds three new cities to 21Mbps HSPA+ portfolio

May 3rd, 2011

Via Twitter, T-Mobile has announced the addition of three cities to its 21Mbps, HSPA+ portfolio. Fort Myers, FL; Pueblo, CO and Wilkes Barre-Scranton, PA are the latest cities to be bestowed with the company’s high-speed data network. T-Mobile’s 21Mbps HSPA+ network is now available in 170 U.S. markets.

Verizon adds additional cities to LTE portfolio

April 18th, 2011

Verizon Wireless today announced the addition of a handful of new LTE markets coming online later this week: Columbia and Hilton Head, South Carolina; Wilmington, North Carolina; Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and Lehigh Valley Airport in Pennsylvania; along with Cleveland and Clarksville, Tennessee. The bushel of markets were foreshadowed by Verizon earlier today — the company tweeted that “a …

Are these Verizon Wireless LTE speeds?

September 30th, 2010

Is this a screen shot of speeds achieved on Verizon’s 4G, LTE network? If you’re to believe a poster in the dslreport.com forums, then yes. The speeds, almost 13 Mbps down and 4.4 Mbps up, are reportedly from someone testing Verizon’s LTE network in Edinboro, PA. The list of initial Verizon LTE cities is still unknown — except …

Minneapolis-St.Paul, Pittsburgh get Sprint 4G

September 30th, 2010

Today, Sprint announced that Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have been added to the company’s 4G city-portfolio. “Since 2008, Sprint has provided customers 4G service and we’re proud to extend our leadership to two more cities today,” said Sprint’s 4G president, Matt Carter. Sprint now has its 4G, WiMAX service deployed in 55 U.S. cities. If …

T-Mobile tests cell site powered by the sun

September 24th, 2010

GigaOM is reporting that T-Mobile is testing a completely solar-powered cell phone tower here in the States. The single tower — located in Chalfont, PA — generates enough power to keep the site off the grid and, at times, feed power back into the country’s aging electrical system. Pike Research estimates that 4.5% of all …